Structure of apprenticeships
SOLAS is the agency with responsibility for apprenticeship programmes, an area that is undergoing considerable growth.
An apprenticeship is a standard based education and training programme. During your apprenticeship you will be required to follow a specific course of training and undergo a series of assessments to confirm that you’ve reached the required industry standard. Apprenticeships generally comprise of seven phases, three offthe- job and four on-the-job. There are exceptions to the above, such as Aircraft Mechanics, Floor/Wall Tiling and Industrial Insulation.
- • Phase 2: Training Centre
- • Phase 4: Institute of Technology or College of Further Education
- • Phase 6: Institute of Technology or College of Further Education.
- At present the general duration of apprenticeship is a minimum of four
- • Attend all off-the-job training phases when scheduled
- • Pass all the on-the-job assessments at the first attempt
- • Pass all the on-the-job assessments and ensure results are returned to your local Training Advisor.
Employers have responsibility for providing on the job training as outlined in the our graphic. For further information.